FURTIVE DRE­AMS

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What is furtive is do­ne se­cretly wit­hout per­mis­si­on and sur­rep­ti­ti­ously. An un­ex­pec­ted ac­ti­on, ra­rely plan­ned, and gi­ven the unu­su­al cir­cums­tan­ces can cau­se im­men­se ple­a­su­re to the par­ti­ci­pant. One who en­ga­ges in furtive, can be des­cri­bed as a ho­pe­ful hun­ter who do­es not ca­re about the con­se­quen­ces. The “fu­ru­fo” of what is furtive is one that go­es in se­arch of prey, not knowing what to ex­pect.

In the Do­mi­ni­can Re­pu­blic the­re is an ar­tis­tic mo­ve­ment that was born

about four ye­ars ago, in the stu­dio of Don Thimo Pimentel. Thimo is ver­sa­ti­le ar­tist, pho­to­grap­her, me­di­cal and cul­tu­ral ma­na­ger. The so-ca­lled Furtive Art in­vol­ves from the ela­bo­ra­ti­on of be­au­ti­ful pi­e­ces of pot­tery to Raku sty­le to pu­blic par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in a collec­ti­ve per­for­man­ce of clan­des­ti­ne dre­ams co­me true. It is a uni­que sty­le in the world.

Sin­ce very litt­le Thimo Pimentel was in­teres­ted in dif­fe­rent ar­tis­tic dis­ci­pli­nes, es­pe­ci­ally pho­to­graphy. He was al­so in­teres­ted in ty­po­graphy, drawing and la­ter

by ce­ra­mics. As he li­ved in the vi­ci­nity of the Sc­ho­ol of Fi­ne Arts, he le­ar­ned watc­hing the ar­tists who we­re trai­ned the­re. Then he joi­ned pot­tery works­hops, but he is con­si­de­red a self-taught. Anyway the ori­gi­na­lity of his work as a vi­su­al ar­tist and per­for­man­ces always stand out. The abs­tract form and use of un­ex­pec­ted ma­te­ri­als are the two most im­por­tant fe­a­tu­res of his sty­le. His mu­rals are per­haps the best-desig­ned de­co­ra­ti­ve works of the Do­mi­ni­can Re­pu­blic. His main le­gacy is the Furtive Art.

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